Stories tagged: NASA
Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 11:18 a.m.
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:20 p.m.
NASA’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars.
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4 p.m.
Those fluorescent lights hanging above your cubicle might be making you sick, depressed and obese, according to ex-NASA scientist Robert Soler.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year’s Day is pitted all over and has a bright “collar” between its two fused spheres.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Josh Ross, a 2014 Central Valley High School graduate, has been helping with a NASA project destined for Mars. The partial government shutdown has grounded his work.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s Opportunity rover is silently marking the 15th anniversary of its touchdown on Mars. The spacecraft hasn’t been heard from since a global dust storm last …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA has replaced an astronaut assigned to Boeing’s first launch with a crew. Astronaut Eric Boe was pulled Tuesday from the upcoming test flight for unspecified …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 3:45 p.m.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3 a.m.
Government and industry officials believe 2019 could mark a turning point in the United States space program, which could see all sorts of new milestones as NASA celebrates the 50th …
Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Nancy Grace Roman, who was celebrated as a trailblazer for female scientists and a driving force behind advances including the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, died Dec. 25 at …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
The partial government shutdown will probably persist into the new year, which would mean a rocky start to 2019 for American science.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Christmas in space: Spokane’s Anne McClain, crewmates celebrate holiday aboard International Space Station
Spokane native Lt. Col. Anne McClain and NASA Expedition 58 crewmates spent Christmas enjoying a holiday meal, sharing gifts and calling down to family members from the International Space Station.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Until this precise moment in his nearly decade-long career, Stephen Curry has remained gleefully free of controversy. A few seconds of a podcast, however, may have changed everything.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Spokane astronaut Anne McClain boards International Space Station as Gonzaga Prep follows the journey
Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows October’s aborted mission.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
When Lt. Col. Anne McClain was a child, her dream was to become an astronaut. This month, that dream becomes reality.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet’s interior.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday’s arrival of a NASA …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real, though …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
NASA has ordered a safety review of the two companies it has hired to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, a monthslong assessment that would involve hundreds of interviews …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the sun, just 2
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
NASA’s elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm.